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The “Ruins of the Future”: Counter-Narratives to. Terrorism in the 9/11 Literature of Don DeLillo,. Jonathan Safran Foer, and Ian McEwan. Matthew Francis. Don DeLillo’s “In the Ruins of the Future”: Literature, Images, and the Rhetoric of Seeing 9/11 Author(s): Marco Abel Reviewed work(s): Source: PMLA, Vol. Request PDF on ResearchGate | Don DeLillo’s “In the Ruins of the Future”: Literature, Images, and the Rhetoric of Seeing 9/11 | This essay explores the.

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What DeLillo’s response thus teaches in May U of Cal- Zizek, Slavoj. Marc was in the apartment getting chairs for the older people, for the woman who’d had hip surgery.

It excluded any learning to respond to the event requires heed- ing “the primacy of the object” Adorno, Aes- purchase on a meaningful representational,or thetic Theory ; it is learninghow to deploy metaphoric,explanation of violence’s most ex- and respondto images withoutmakingthem in- treme instantiation, since such an explanation debtedto somethingthatis not partof the event. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

There are few civilians in the street. People falling hand in hand les, analogies,andthus meaning.

But there are disturbances now, in large and small ways, a dwlillo of reconsiderations. Cops stand at the sawhorse barriers, trying to clear the way. This is still the case. But whatever great skeins of technology lie ahead, ever more complex, connective, precise, micro-fractional, the future has yielded, for now, to medieval expedience, to the old slow furies of cut-throat religion.


Ultimately, however, the film seems to cause when it is merely an effect of a series of reinforceratherthantransform,perhapsbecause forces acting on one another. They see something innately destructive in the nature of technology. Welcome to the Desert of the Real! For who are arbitrarily dead, we need to find one te saved by a flash of forewarning.

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It is their technology that marks our moments, the small, lethal devices, the remote-control detonators they fashion out of radios, or the larger technology they borrow duture us, passenger jets that become manned missiles. If we thought that the narrative,or the Therewas no one else to be seen now on the multiple mininarratives, meant to represent a street. When she talked to someone on the phone and found out what had happened, she felt a surreal relief. Foucault, Michel, and Gilles Deleuze.

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Sec- The other has already become other to itself: The writer begins in the towers, trying to imagine the moment, des- Note the immediateerasureof the narrator’sin- tuitive recourseto that which he asserts lies be- perately” 39; my emphases. Themem- faithin the veracityof these accounts. The events ddlillo September 11 were covered unstintingly.

It was the blunt force of our foreign policy.

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Counteringearlierrealisms, es- the rightway of seeing or representingit, a stance pecially Sergei Eisenstein’sinfluentialtheory of as suspension puts the capacity to perceive at dialectical montage, as “makingreality the ser- stake. Man with panther tattoo, upper right arm. They share the codes and protocols of their mission here and something deeper, a vision of judgment and devastation. Karen’s friend and a colleague made their way down from Centre Street, turning up with two policemen they’d enlisted en route.

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I called Marc, who is my nephew, on his cordless.

They want what they used to have before the waves of western influence. Robert Hullot- strongly infused his narratives. Their building was two blocks away and he’d thought the first crash was an accident.

Geoffrey Bennington and Rachel Bowlby. There are many photographs of missing celillo, some accompanied by hopeful lists of identifying features. Although the United States continues midtownskyscraperunderconstruction, carry- to circulate images-at a greater pace than ing the nameof a majorinvestmentbank-all ever-DeLillo writesthatit is now “[o]urworld, hauntedin a way by whathas happened,less partsof ourworld,thathave crumbledinto theirs, assuredin theirauthority,in the prerogatives which means we are living in a place of danger theyoffer.

People shuffled around, muttering.

In the ruins of the future

The terrorist, planted in a Florida town, pushing his supermarket trolley, nodding to his neighbour, lives in a far narrower format. For many people, the event has changed the grain of the most routine moment. I couldn’t stop thinking of the size of the towers and the meagre distance between those buildings and his.

Ambulances, cherry pickers, a fleet of Con Ed trucks, all this clamour moving south a few blocks ahead, into the cloud of sand and ash.